Artificial Grass Is A Great Solution When The Real Thing Is Impractical

Artificial grass may sometimes seem like an unnatural way to landscape an area, but in some situations, it’s the best alternative. School play areas are one example. Where constant use would turn real grass into mud and require expensive upkeep, artificial grass is hard-wearing and requires little or no maintenance.

Plus, artificial grass has improved over the years to the point where it is only possible to tell it from the real thing at close inspection.

Abacus Construction can provide and install artificial grass for your school, garden or commercial land.

To prove how realistic artificial grass can be, here are some photos. *

Photo courtesy of Trulawn
Photo courtesy of Trulawn

Visit our Building In Schools, Groundworks, and Landscaping websites to see examples of projects where Acacus Construction has provided and installed artificial grass.

Security Fencing Between A Church & A School

Abacus Construction supply a full range of security fencing, including galvanised and powder coated palisade fencing and wrought iron fencing, for both private and commercial customers. We can also provide automatic security gates, plus a wide range of other types of access gates.

Here are some photos of a recent project were we erected new fencing between a Glastonbury school and church.

> Visit our dedicated fencing website for more informqation about what we can do.

Rebuilding A Stone Garden Wall

Abacus Construction are experienced at building and repairing stone walls and are English Heritage approved for repairing listed buildings.

Our expertise allows us to rebuild and improve old buildings such as barns when converting them into dwellings. We can use traditional methods such as lime mortar.

Here is a recent example of a traditional stone garden wall being rebuilt be our team.

> Visit our Brickwork & Rendering website

Resin-Bound Gravel Makes a Great Patio Surface

Abacus can produce paved patios using a variety of materials and styles, from herringbone block paving, tumbled edge paving, granite sets, Indian sandstone and many more.

Laying resin-bound gravel on self-draining tarmac is another way to create an excellent patio surface.

Here are some before and after photos of a recent project.

> Visit the Paving & Patios website

Humane Bee Nest Removal

At Abacus Construction we have a niche area of expertise: humane bee nest removal.

If you find a bees nest in your property call us on 01823 664509 for safe and humane removal of the swarm.

Abacus Beekeeper Bee Removal provides a unique combination of beekeeping and property knowledge. Our beekeepers, Kevin, Shane and Dave have been keeping bees for a number of years. With Kevin’s building knowledge at the helm of Abacus Construction, and a full range of bee keeping and bee removal equipment, he can ensure that bees that have made their home in any property can be safely removed, with no harm to the bees or the property!

We’ve just added some recent photos of Shane and Dave at work.

> Visit the Bee Removal website

Landscaping at Catcott Primary School

Here at Abacus Construction we can provide a whole range of school landscaping services, including tarmac and block paved paths and walkways, turfed or artificial grass areas, willow structures and flower beds.

We recently completed a project at Catcott Primary School near Bridgwater in Somerset. Here are some photos of our work:-

> See more examples of our schools landscaping projects.

Plant & Driver Hire

Abacus Construction offers an extensive range of plant available for hire from mini diggers, JCBs and dumper trucks through to Grab Lorries / Muck away lorries, all at competitive rates. Our operators are all highly experienced and CSCS/CITB qualified.  Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Choice of mini diggers

  • From 3/4 ton to 1.6 ton.
  • Dumpers, skip-loading and Swivel.
  • 1.6 ton Mini-Digger with pecker for breaking concrete.
  • CITB approved driver


  • Site master and contractor.
  • CITB approved drivers.
  • Machines piped for pecker.
  • Hire of pecker also available.

Other plant available for hire:

  • Dumpers
  • Compressors
  • Whacker plates
  • Rollers – sit on and single drum
  • CCTV camera for drains
  • Lorry with loading clamshell
  • Roll-on roll-off lorry eight wheeler – ideal for muck away.

Here are some recent photos of our 14-tonne digger, available with driver hire.

Mains Water And Sewerage Connection Works At Combe Florey

Abacus Construction provides a wide range of drainage services, including:-

  • Septic tanks and Soakaways (French Drains)
  • Sewage Treatment Plants / Pumping Stations
  • New Sewer Connections
  • Drain Repairs / CCTV
  • Land Drainage
  • Domestic Drainage

We’ve recently completed a new sewer connection and 2 mains water supply connections at Combe Florey in Somerset.

The size of the project resulted in a road closure for 3 weeks.

Disabled Access Ramps & Steps

At Abacus Construction we know how to improve access for wheelchair users and those who find large steps difficult to manage. You can see lots of examples of improved disabled access solutions we have created on our Abacus Disabled Access website.

We’ve recently finished construction on a variety of ramps and a reduced height set of steps. These photos have been added to the Abacus Disabled Access website, so follow the link and take a look.

If You Own a Septic Tank READ THIS!

New Septic Tank Regulations 2020
Under the New Environment Agency General Binding Rules, if you have a septic tank that discharges directly to a surface water (ditch, stream, river etc.), you must replace or upgrade your septic tank system by 1st January 2020 or before that date if you are selling your property. You can either swap your septic tank for a sewage treatment plant or install a drainage field (this will take water from the septic tank and disperse it safely into the ground without causing pollution).

Please contact us for more information and to arrange an upgrade.